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is it true that when you cook vegetables they lose their health properties and nutritional values

Cooking vegetables can reduce the amounts of some vitamins (like vitamin C) but can make other nutrients more easily used by your body (like lycopene in tomatoes). If you prefer cooked vegetables, cooking them quickly is best, either in the microwave, by steaming or in a stir fry. The important thing is to eat your vegetables, either raw or cooked. See how much is recommended every day by clicking here.

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